West Coast Haida Gwaii

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 01 February 2015

Today Tonight and Monday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 20 to 30 knots except southwest 35 over southern sections. Wind becoming southwest 15 to 25 early this evening then increasing to southeast 30 to 40 near midnight. Wind diminishing to southwest 20 to 30 early Monday morning.

Periods of rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 01 February 2015
Today Tonight and Monday Seas 3 to 4 metres building to 5 overnight then subsiding to 4 Monday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 01 February 2015
Tuesday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots becoming southeast 10 to 20 in the afternoon.
Wednesday Wind southerly 10 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 20 to 30 late in the day.
Thursday Wind easterly 15 to 25 knots.

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Haida Gwaii

Issued 10:30 AM PST 01 February 2015

'Gale' force winds of 34 to 47 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. Watch for updated statements. Please refer to the latest marine forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through Canadian Coast Guard radio or Weatheradio stations.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PST 1 February 2015 Today Tonight and Monday At 10:30 a.m. PST today ridge located over northern BC interior.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today cold front located on a line
northwest-southeast over central Haida Gwaii.
By midnight PST tonight departing cold front located on a line
east-west over the southern Alaska panhandle.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Monday cold front located on a line
northwest-southeast over western Queen Charlotte Sound.
By noon PST Monday cold front located on a line east-west over
northern Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:15 AM PST 1 February 2015 A low off Haida Gwaii and a cold front moving northward across
Hecate Strait this morning will move northward today reaching
The southern tip of the Alaska Panhandle in the evening.

Easterly gales north of the front will ease to moderate to strong
southerlies in its wake. Gale force northeast outflow winds through
North Coast mainland inlets will ease only slightly as
The front passes.

A second low will pass over or west of Haida Gwaii on Monday with
A front stretching to the southeast. Southeast gales ahead of the
front will ease to moderate to strong southwest in its wake.

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